Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs

Name: Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs

Uses of Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs

  • It is used to treat nose stuffiness.
  • It is used to ease allergy signs.
  • It is used to relieve coughing.
  • It is used to ease pain and fever.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs?

  • If you have an allergy to this medicine (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine caps & tabs) or any part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have taken certain drugs used for low mood (depression) like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine or drugs used for Parkinson's disease like selegiline or rasagiline in the last 14 days. Taking this medicine (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine caps & tabs) within 14 days of those drugs can cause very bad high blood pressure.
  • If you have a cough with a lot of mucous.
  • If you have a long-term cough caused by smoking or being around smoke, or lung problems like asthma or emphysema.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine caps & tabs) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

How is this medicine (Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or melt.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take this medicine (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine caps & tabs) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times this medicine is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.

What are some other side effects of Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.
  • Feeling sleepy.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

How do I store and/or throw out Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylephrine Caps & Tabs?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Protect from heat.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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